Governance and Political Studies
Welfare Schemes for Girl Child: Need for Convergence between the Centre and the States

Abstract: The ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Scheme was launched for the protection and education of girl children. Its outcome remains sub-optimal with disproportionate amounts being spent on media advocacy rather than on health and educati

Supreme Court’s Observations on Forced Conversions

The issue of forced conversions from one religious denomination to another has been brought into fresh focus when the Supreme Court recently observed that such conversions were “dangerous” and that they were “seriously against the interest of t

Understanding the Apex Court Judgment on EWS Reservations

On November 7, yet another milestone was established in the long journey of reservations in post-independent India, with the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government

Freebie Debate: and Kautilya’s Arthashastra

The Genesis
On 14 April 22 the BBC reported Sri Lankan Prime Minister telling the Army “Do whatever is necessary to restore order”. The Sri Lankan President Gaotabaya Rajapaksha had fled the country. Inflation reached 50% and most ess

The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance

(This is an updated version of presentation made during a virtual BRICS Seminar held at Beijing on 07 June 2022, organised by Institute of Latin American Studies; China Academy of Social Sciences) The two events in the recent times that ha

Is Environment Social & Governance the Way to Achieve UN SDG’s?

Working in the broader spectrum of Sustainability past 17 years, it is heartening to see the deep interest every stakeholder has taken towards achieving the UN SDGs in every aspect of life. The Government of India, State Governments, Corporates, Civi

पर्यावरण और सामाजिक शासन के साथ मजबूती से बढ़ना

केंद्रीय बजट पेश होने के बाद सातत्यता, स्वच्छ ऊर्जा तथा इससे संबंधित भारतीय कॉरपोरेट की बढ़ती

Walk the Elephant- Environment & Social Governance

Post the Union Budget presentation India Inc.’s growing involvement & concern on sustainability, clean energy and much more all of it falls in the broader ambit of ‘Sustainable Development’ which was reflected in most of CEOs’ statements. It

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Economic Planning in India

In the past few decades, public discussion on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been so mired in the controversy around his death that we forgot to pay attention to his life. Netaji’s contribution to the Indian national movement is in any case under r

India 1952-1976 and 2014-2021: Two Periods of Political Stability- A Comparative Analysis

People’s Mandates since Independence
The first general elections of 1951 in independent India installed a single party-(Indian National Congress INC for short), majority government at the center as also in all the states. The trend cont

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